For the first time in 70 years, the Grasshopper Club from Zurich has to make the bitter transition to second division. Three games to go before the end of the season, the Swiss champions have no chance to catch up with the saving shore. This harsh disappointment took some madmen from the GCZ block on Sunday as an opportunity to bring a game crash in the away game at FC Luzern, in which the Zurich after a good hour hopelessly with 0: 4 lagged behind. The Chaoten left their stands, planned a turmoil and finally asked all players individually to put down their jerseys before the away curve. Since the referee team could not ensure a safe continuation of the game, he broke them off. The fact that the Luzern had previously made a strong appearance in front of a home crowd, thus fell into oblivion. The central Swiss will also need a similarly good performance on Wednesday evening, because then the next complicated challenge at FC Basel is on the program.
Football Betting Tips FC Basel vs Luzern
While the “Bebbi” have already fixed second place in the final classification and in the final sprint virtually only play to keep the rhythm for the cup final, there is a lot at stake for the guests from Luzern, especially since the gap to an international starting place is only one point. The Häberli-Elf wants to go to Europe and would therefore be well advised to celebrate an unexpected coup at St. Jakob Park. However, between FC Basel and Luzern, the odds imply a clear favorite role in favor of the hosts, who lost just twice in front of their own fans throughout the season. But with the blue and white but at least the third best away team of this year’s Super League season arrives, should in the upcoming duel FC Basel vs Luzern a prediction as well as the resulting tip be well considered. The kick-off for the 34th game day will be on Wednesday evening at 19:00.
FC Basel – Statistics & Current Form
Between 2010 and 2018 FC Basel was able to celebrate eight Swiss championships in a row. Nobody was able to beat the most successful club in the country in the past ten years. Only today’s Frankfurt head coach Adi Hütter told the FCB the fight and led his Young Boys from Bern in the last season (2017/2018) for the first championship since 1986. Gerardo Seoane led the Austrians heritage perfectly and honored himself with the Champions League participants from the capital again in the current season to the title holder in the Super League. In view of the current 23 points behind the new industry leader, the second place in the highest national league was also the absolute maximum for the “Bebbi” in 2018/2019, which can no longer be displaced by that silver rank three games to go.
However, a highlight is yet to come this coming weekend, because on Sunday, the Baseler will do it in the final of the Swiss Cup with FC Thun. Obviously, winning the title in the Cup is of course the highest priority, so we can not quite understand why Match FC Basel are offering such low odds for a home win against Luzern. It seems anything but unlikely that coach Marcel Koller spares one or the other top performer during the week, especially as it is all about the “Golden Pineapple” sport. Even if the staff on the pitch under normal circumstances would have the quality to pack a threesome, it should be kept in mind that the final of a trophy subconsciously is sure to be buzzing in the minds of many players. One hundred percent concentration and full focus will therefore probably not be given.
For this reason, it is actually unnecessary to submit before the delivery of a suitable FC Basel. Luzern prediction to take a close look at the statistics. However, the fact that the Red-Blue players won only one of the youngest four games in front of their own fans at St. Jakob Park and suffered a 1: 3 defeat at the Young Boys Bern over the weekend are additional arguments in favor of our upcoming duel support. Defender Carlos Zambrano, Edon Zhegrova and Aldo Kalulu have to pass due to injury. Whether key players like Stocker, Xhaka, Ajeti, Okafor or Frei are used must be awaited and, if necessary, researched at short notice.
Expected formation of FC Basel:
➠ Omlin – Riveros, Balanta, Cömert, Widmer – Frei, Kuzmanovic – Bua, Campo, Okafor – Ajeti
➠ Coach: Koller
Last matches of FC Basel:
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – Young Boys vs. FC Basel 3: 1 (Super League)
⚽️ 04.05.2019 – FC Basel vs. FC Zurich 3: 0 (Super League)
⚽️ 28.04.2019 – St. Gallen Vs. FC Basel 0: 3 (Super League)
⚽️ 25.04.2019 – FC Zurich vs. FC Basel 1: 3 (Swiss Cup)
⚽️ 19.04.2019 – Sion Vs. FC Basel 0: 3 (Super League)
Luzern – Statistics & Current Form
For Thomas Häberli, the coach of FC Luzern, the encounter with FC Basel has a very special meaning. The 45-year-old was once under contract with the “Bebbi”, graduated only a meager eight games, but left human but such a good impression that the FCB used him from 2013 to 2019 in various positions as coach in the youth sector. From the summer of 2018, the native of Central Switzerland even belonged to the staff of Basel’s head coach Marcel Koller, but he left this after the former Austrian coach in winter his team downsized. The ex-professional, who enjoys the reputation of being a man with rough edges, did not stay unemployed for long, because in February the request came from his hometown, which he gratefully accepted and since then has sung the scepter in Luzern. His record after 13 games is perfectly balanced with five wins, three draws and five failures. Most recently, the blue-and-white team has only taken two wins in the last nine competitive matches. Especially bitter was the defeat in the Cup semi-final against FC Thun by a goal in the closing stages (80th), which defeated all dreams of the first national title win since 1992.
Nevertheless, the current season for the Luzern can still take a positive end, because you have the realistic chance on the final three matchdays to get a starting place for the Europa League. The central Swiss are currently ranked sixth, but are only one point off fourth position and two points behind in third place. An away win in St. Jakob Park on Wednesday would be enormously important, especially as the rest of the competition will face direct duels on this matchday during the week. From a statistical point of view, a good result for the former series champion does not seem unlikely, because with seven successes, three division of points and six bankruptcies, the FCL is the third best away team in the Super League. From the past six appearances, the blue-whites returned only once (early in May in Lugano – 0: 1) without a counter. In this respect, for the reasons mentioned above, in our opinion, it definitely makes sense to venture a bet on the Double Chance X / 2 between FC Basel and Luzern. Stefan Knezevic, Lazar Cirkovic and Tomi Juric are injured not available. Otherwise, coach Häberli, who knows the FC Basel and Marcel Koller from the “Eff-Eff” and certainly has revenge, can draw on the full. Will the supposed underdog manage the surprise?
Expected formation of Luzern:
➠ Zibung – Sidler, Lucas, Custodio, Schwegler – Schulz, Ndenge – Schürpf, Schneuwly, Vargas – Eleke
➠ Trainer: Häberli
Last matches from Luzern:
⚽️ 05.05.2019 – Lugano Vs. Luzern 1: 0 (Super League)
⚽️ 27.04.2019 – Luzern vs. Thun 3: 1 (Super League)
⚽️ 23.04.2019 – Luzern vs. Thun 0: 1 (Swiss Cup)
⚽️ 20.04.2019 – St. Gallen Vs. Luzern 1: 2 (Super League)
⚽️ 13.04.2019 – Luzern vs. Xamax Neuchatel 0: 1 (Super League)
FC Basel vs Luzern Direct Comparison & Stats Highlights
The fourth overall encounter in this year’s season is also an anniversary, because for the 100th time FC Basel and Luzern will face each other in the Super League. The FCB leads the direct comparison with 53 wins (19 draws, 27 defeats) significantly, but did in the previous duels 2018/2019 but again and again quite difficult. On the eighth match day, the “Bebbi” won at home 2-1. On Matchday 15, the rivals separated (1: 1) and in the last match on Matchday 26, a later Suchy hit (80) caused for the again close success of the runner-up. However, just two wins from the recent five encounters are no basis for changing our prevailing prediction on Wednesday between FC Basel and Luzern.
FC Basel vs Luzern Football Betting Tips Analyzed
On paper, it may be understandable that FC Basel vs Luzern in accordance with the odds of bookmakers as a favorite in the game. However, if we take a closer look at the starting point, it becomes clear that it may be more worthwhile to prefer bets on the guests. The background is that the “Bebbi” will contest the cup final next Sunday and focus on it. However, this is not a bad thing for the Koller-Elf, because in the Swiss Super League the runner-up is already fixed three games to go. In the first step, this may lead to a change in the staffing situation at the host and, in the second step, to a possibly missing (subconscious) concentration on the “unimportant” league game.
Key Facts – FC Basel vs Luzern tips
🔺 Basel puts the full focus on the cup final on Sunday
🔺 The FCB won only one of the recent four home games in the Super League
🔺 Luzern is the league’s third-best away team, losing only one of their six recent appearances
In addition, because the Red-Blue won only one of the last four home games in the highest national league and struggled in all three direct duels with the guest from central Switzerland, we would not dare to lower a hint between FC Basel and Luzern on the home side. The troupe of the former Koller assistant Häberli is currently fighting for the Europa League, and is also the third best away team in the Super League and has lost in just one of their six recent appearances. We therefore decide for a tip that the blue and white in St. Jakob Park get at least one point.
Betting Tips: Double Chance X2